Re: Module Proposal: GNOME Shell

On Sat, 2010-04-03 at 13:57 +0200, Frederic Peters wrote:
> > > Is Gnome dropping support for these operating systems ?
> I am sorry my only answer at the moment is "I wish not", but I am not
> familiar enough with the state of graphic drivers, not even on Linux,
> to know how wishful thinking it is. 

For a modern computing environment, access to hardware graphics
acceleration is a must-have requirement. OS X and Windows 7 both require
hardware graphics acceleration to enable their full user experience.
Where they have the option (and I think only Windows 7 does this), they
degrade to what is essentially a "legacy" mode.

We've seen with the Compiz project how lower level support can be
improved once a requirement is made. The chicken and egg situation has
to be broken at some point and I think GNOME 3 gives a good opportunity
to do that.



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